| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Pollution once drove bald eagles to extinction along the James River in Virginia. Now the mighty birds are soaring back.
It’s a triumphant success story documented every year by a trio of men who take to a tiny plane to count nests along this...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:17 PM
A couple of new book offerings as well as upcoming events will please history lovers.
Norfolk's Navy base
"Naval Station Norfolk" is the newest in the pictorial history series by Arcadia Publishing, and it has plenty to offer for the aficionado of...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The first three Navy construction contracts won by Newport News Shipbuilding in late January 1894 marked not only a milestone moment for the barely 8-year-old yard but also the birth of three ships that became famous warriors.
Awarded on Jan. 22, 1894,...
| Dec 6, 2013
More than 70 years after the first Japanese bomb exploded at Pearl Harbor, it can be hard to imagine how people here responded when the news reached Hampton Roads.
Theaters interrupted their screenings to call servicemen to duty. Radio stations broke...
| Nov 18, 2013
Eighty-five years ago this week, the world's longest bridge opened on the lower James River.
Measuring nearly 5 miles in length, the first fixed link across Hampton Roads not only tied the Peninsula to the rest of the region but also connected it to...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:08 AM
Group 5A South Region quarterfinals:
Lee-Davis d. L.C. Bird 3-2.
Atlee d. Manchester 3-0.
Princess Anne d. Menchville 25-6, 25-10, 25-11.
Kellam d. Hickory 25-18, 25-15, 25-19.
Group 4A South Region semifinals:
Jamestown d. Churchland...
| Nov 6, 2013
Despite the confusion that gripped the Army of the Potomac during its August 1862 withdrawal from the outskirts of Richmond, one thing remained clear.
So critical a role did the deep-water port at Yorktown play in Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan’s...
| Oct 14, 2013
Long before its worst winds and waves slammed into Hampton Roads on the afternoon of Oct. 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel was a storm to remember.
And by the time it rumbled away to the north about 6 p.m., it had battered the 100-mph gauges at the Norfolk...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Fixing the James River Bridge grid deck will cost at least $200,000 more than previously thought, according to documents from the Virginia Department of Transportation obtained by the Daily Press under the Freedom of Information Act, bringing the total to...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:28 AM
You probably don't know it, but Gloucester residents got some good news on the taxes front this summer.
County Administrator Brenda Garton was notified in July that the county is exempt from regional taxes imposed by House Bill 2313, which became law...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Take a look at the coming week's Hampton Roads literary events.
Saturday, Oct. 12
Richard LaMotte - author book-signing
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
North American Sea Glass Festival
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th St., Virginia Beach